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at the beverly willshire hotel in los angeles, and the general manager there was a very good friend of gayle king, oprah's best friend. i told him my woes, three weeks from launch, we have not got anybody. what about oprah? can't get near her. he said, gayle's here, drop her a line. i did. i said, look, i'm prepared to do anything to land this interview short of parasailing naked into the white house, and even that is negotiateble. [laughter] she replied, piers, if you give me a promise you will not parasail naked into the white house, there's a possibility. [laughter] we never met, just corresponded by e-mail and got along great, and i don't know why, and i still don't really know why, but gayle pushed and pushed and pushed, and eventually, persuaded oprah to do it, and the day we got oprah confirmed is the first guest, we literally, like a game of dominoes, we got george clooney, howard stern, condoleezza rice, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, and i knew we have a strong week. oprah was fantastic. she walked into the montage hotel in l.a., and with gayle, first time i met either of them, and as we
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